A Gaffney-based employment agency will be seeking applicants to fill a variety of job openings throughout the Upstate during a job fair Friday morning at the Union County Advanced Technology Center.
Union County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Torance Inman said Tuesday that Ambassador Personnel of Gaffney will conduct a job fair at the technology center at 1401 Furman Fendley Highway (US 176) on Friday from 9 a.m.-noon. Inman urged local residents who are unemployed or underemployed to take advantage of this opportunity to possibly start a new career. He said the chamber is helping promote the job fair because of its commitment to securing new employment opportunities for the people of Union County.
“We do everything we can to promote any job fairs or any career opportunities for the citizens of Union that are currently unemployed or underemployed,” Inman said. “In this particular job fair it appears to have many opportunities for former textile workers.”
Ambassador Personnel Staffing Coordinator Laura Sprouse said Tuesday her firm is seeking applicants for a variety of positions with companies throughout the Upstate. Sprouse said most of the positions covered by Friday’s job fair are for second shift or third shift.
The positions and their locations include:
• Mechanical Lead — Upstate area
• Screw Machine Operators — Chesnee area
• Weavers — Cowpens area
• Lab Tech — Gaffney area
• Process Tech — Spartanburg area
• Mold Operators — Gaffney area
• Machine Operators — Gaffney area
• Shipping and Receiving — Gaffney Area
• Textile Workers — Gaffney area
• Machine Repair — Upstate area
• Creelers — Cowpens area
• Tenter Operators — Cowpens area
• Slitter — Upstate area
• Control Equipment Tech — Upstate area
• Material Handler — Must have computer experience
• Grinders — Upstate area
• NC/Operators — Upstate area
• QA (Quality Assurance) — Upstate area
• QC (Quality Control) — Chesnee area
Sprouse said that applicants must bring a copy of their high school diploma or GED with them when they apply. She said most positions now require applicants to have a diploma or GED.
In addition to their diploma or GED, Sprouse said applicants must bring a copy of their background check to the job fair. She said background checks may be obtained through the Union County Sheriff’s Office or Union Public Safety Department.
Applicants must also provide their employment history including the names and phone numbers of previous employers. They must also provide two personal references including names and phone numbers. While resumes will be accepted, Sprouse said applicants must still fill out the required application form provided at the job fair.
For more information, call Ambassador Personnel at 864-488-0047.